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AWARDS

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Langley Camera Club Awards

Evaluation Night Awards

Langley Camera Club members are eligible for many different awards that recognize photographic excellence, growth and achievement. Awards are presented at a special meeting in the fall.

Award recipients for 2019-2020

This award is available to all members who finish in June at Advancement Levels 1-3 and submit a minimum of 6 Evaluation Night Projected Images in the current season. It acknowledges proficiency in Projected images made by Novice Club members.

Members enter projected images (digital or slide) to the monthly Evaluation Night. Only their highest projected score for each month is counted towards this award.

Each member’s highest projected scores from the monthly Evaluation Night will be added together at the end of June.

The member with the top score will be awarded the LCC Novice Projected trophy and will receive a certificate; the number of runner-up certificates awarded will be proportional to the number of members eligible for each award as determined by the Awards Committee.

This award is available to all members who finish in June at Advancement Levels 4-6 and submit a minimum of 6 Evaluation Night Projected Images in the current season. It acknowledges proficiency in Projected images made by Experienced Club members.

Members enter projected images (digital or slide) to the monthly Evaluation Night. Only their highest projected score for each month is counted towards this award.

Each member’s highest projected scores from the monthly Evaluation Night will be added together at the end of June.

The member with the top score will be awarded the LCC Experienced Projected trophy and will receive a certificate; the number of runner-up certificates awarded will be proportional to the number of members eligible for each award as determined by the Awards Committee.

This award is available to all members who finish in June at Advancement Levels 7-10 and submit a minimum of 6 Evaluation Night Projected Images in the current season. It acknowledges proficiency in Projected images made by Expert Club members.

Members enter projected images (digital or slide) to the monthly Evaluation Night. Only their highest projected score for each month is counted towards this award.

Each member’s highest projected scores from the monthly Evaluation Night will be added together at the end of June.

The member with the top score will be awarded the Expert Projected Award trophy and will receive a certificate; the number of runner-up certificates awarded will be proportional to the number of members eligible for each award as determined by the Awards Committee.

When a member advances to Level 10 they will receive, upon application by the Langley Camera Club to the Canadian Association for Photographic Arts, a CAPA Medal of Excellence.

This award is available to all members who submit a minimum of 6 Evaluation Night Print images in the current season and acknowledges proficiency in Print images. Members enter prints to the monthly Evaluation Night.  Only their highest print score for each month is counted towards this award.

Each member’s highest print scores from the monthly Evaluation Night will be added together at the end of June. The member with the top score will be awarded the Max Jamison Print trophy and will receive a certificate; second and third place will receive a certificate.

This is a Monthly Evaluation Night Award

As a tribute to her years as a contributor to the club and to recognize her incredible photographic talent, the executive decided to implement and with her permission, a Judy Daniels Ribbon of Excellence. This means that on each month we have Evaluation Night, should an image achieve a score of 5 Points or Greater than the average Evaluation Night image score , the maker will receive a Judy Daniels Ribbon of Excellence.

Notwithstanding these criteria, the minimum threshold shall be 27 points and the maximum 30 points as per the table below.  This ribbon is a very high honour and reflects the amazing photography of our past member and friend.

If The Average Score Is: JD Ribbon Threshold (Avg+5)
0 – 22 27 (The fixed minimum)
23 28
24 29
25 – 30 30 (The fixed maximum)

Other Awards

Langley Camera Club participates in Competitions several times per season. All members are encouraged to participate and submit images for the selection process.

The members that have their image selected as part of the club submission will receive the score awarded to them from that competition. Members that submitted images for consideration but were not selected will receive 10 points to acknowledge their participation in the competition.

The member whose Competitions Aggregate Score is the highest will be awarded the LCC Outside Competition trophy and will receive a certificate; second through tenth place will receive a certificate.

(Images that have been submitted to Inside Competitions may also be submitted for club entries for Outside Competitions.)

Criteria:
  • Deadlines are announced by email, on the website, and/or in the newsletter.
  • Projected images are sent to LCC Competitions 
  • Prints are brought to club meetings and given to the Competitions Coordinator.
  • A selection committee judges the images to determine the club’s entry.
  • Makers’ names are anonymous during the judging process.
  • Only one image per club member may be submitted to a specific club outside competition.
  • The club’s entry is sent to the competition host club.

Each MAKER whose images are considered for a specific competition will receive either

  • 10 points for submitting and being short-listed, or
  • if chosen to be part of the club’s entry, the official score the image receives in the competition, (rather than the 10 points,) will be allocated.

A record is kept of submissions and club entries. When the scores come in from an outside competition, they will be entered into the records. For each maker, scores will be calculated to include 10 points, or the Official Competition Score.

This award is available to all members (excluding first year members) who submit images a minimum of 7 Evaluation Nights in each of the previous and current seasons.

Each member’s average score is calculated by dividing their aggregate score by the number of months in which images were submitted (minimum 7). The award will go to the person with the largest percent increase between their highest average score last season and their highest average score this season.

The member with the most improvement will be awarded the Most Improved Member trophy and will receive a certificate; second & third place will receive a certificate.

To be considered for this award, new members must have submitted images in at least six Evaluation Nights in their first ten consecutive Club months of membership commencing with the month in which they become an active member and ending in the current club year. Only the highest scoring image in each evaluation is tallied.

The average score is calculated by dividing their Aggregate Score for their first ten consecutive months of active membership by the number of those months in which images were submitted (minimum six). The award goes to the new member with the highest average score. 

The new member with the highest average score will be awarded the New Member Trophy and will receive a certificate, second and third place will receive a certificate

The Chris Sheffield Service Award is presented to a member on the executive who embodies the spirit of the LCC Objective.

“The Langley Camera Club (LCC) objective is to promote and advance photography as an art form, to relax and enjoy photography with friendly associates, to be active in our hobby and promote friendly competition, to provide instruction and helpful advice, to encourage members to stay active, produce new work, to improve on existing and ever changing new techniques and to exhibit photographic work of club members – both in club and outside the club.” (LCC Handbook)

In June, each member of the executive will receive a ballot to vote for their 1st and 2nd choice.

The following criteria should be considered for the nominations:

Leadership

  • Is the candidate a great role model as a member and/or as a photographer?
  • Has the candidate shown superior leadership qualities by inspiring others?

Participation

  • Participation for the club behind the scenes
  • Participation at the club.

The ballots are to be tabulated by the Awards Committee and the winner will be awarded the Chris Sheffield Service Award trophy and will receive a certificate.

The Canadian Association for Photographic Art has developed a Club Services Medal award for exclusive use by any CAPA member camera club.  CAPA clubs may recognize one of their club members for outstanding contributions to any field of photography or distinctive services performed for their camera club in the promotion of the art of photography through service, education, exhibition or publication.

The recipient must be an active Langley Camera Club member in good standing for the past three years and must not be a currently elected member of the Langley Camera Club Executive Committee even if they have resigned their position in the current Club year.  Former Executive Committee members are eligible even if they have received a Chris Sheffield Service Award but no member can receive the CAPA Services Award more than once.

With observations made over a minimum of three years the following criteria should be considered for those nominated:

  • Is the candidate a great role model as an active member?
  • Has the candidate inspired others by taking on leadership roles in activities such as committees, workshops, outings, tutorials, member showcases and special interest groups?
  • Has the candidate contributed outstanding service to the Club in other areas such as physical setups; computer and/or audio-visual technology, social events and food preparation; and/or taking on active roles such as master of ceremonies or announcer.

In May of each year the Awards Committee will ask the membership to submit nominations for the Club Services Award.  Such nominations must be submitted on a nomination form, which is made available to the membership and includes an opportunity to provide reasons why the member is being nominated.  Members of the Awards Committee are permitted to nominate candidates and, as permitted for all CAPA awards, all Club members may nominate themselves for this award.  The Awards Committee will publish a deadline for submission of nominations.      

The Awards Committee will consider all nominated candidates and recommend a winner to the Executive Committee for their approval.  The winner will receive, upon application by the Langley Camera Club to the Canadian Association for Photographic Art, the CAPA Club Services Medal and will also receive a certificate.

Season End Acknowledgements
  • All members with images scoring 26 or better will be acknowledged in a slide show.
  • All members submitting an image every month will be acknowledged.
  • All members achieving a Judy Daniels Ribbon will be acknowledged.

Old Meets New by Denise DeCloux
Cell by Ken Stratychuk